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Friday, May 3, 2013
Aaron Klein Guilt-By-Association Smear Watch
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Under the headline "Obama's czar pick snagged in Castro love fest," Aaron Klein writes in a May 2 WorldNetDaily article:

President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency went on a trip to Cuba in 2009 aimed at opening relations with the communist nation, WND has learned.

According to the Cuban media, Rep. Melvin Watt, D-N.C., along with his wife, was part of a delegation of five other lawmakers from the Congressional Black Caucus who held a four-and-a-half hour meeting in April 2009 with Cuban President Raul Castro, Fidel Castro’s brother.

The delegation was headed by Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif.


Politico reported Lee and others heaped praise on Castro, calling him warm and receptive during their discussion.

Notice what's missing? Any evidence that Watt himself issued any praise of Castro. Klein can't back up his claim of a "Castro love fest" from Watt.

But then, shoddy guilt-by-association is how Aaron Klein rolls.

Posted by Terry K. at 3:37 PM EDT

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